BANGKOK, March 27 – Thailand’s national Election Commission (EC) today endorsed Sukhumbhand Paribatra as Bangkok’s new governor, despite continuing investigations of complaints against him and other candidates.

BANGKOK, March 28 – The legal team defending the Thai position in the Phra Viharn (Preah Vihear) dispute next month will insist on the world court’s impotence to give a ruling on the land dispute as proposed by Cambodia.

BANGKOK, March 28 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra gave reassurances in Parliament today that the spending of Bt2 trillion in loans for Thailand’s infrastructure development will be transparent with strict controls.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 17:08

Thai exports may miss target this year

BANGKOK, March 27 – Thailand will possible miss the forecast export growth of nine per cent this year mainly due to the strengthening Thai currency, an industrialist said today.

NARATHIWAT, March 28 – Three Thai rangers were killed and five others wounded in a bomb ambush by militants in a remote village in this Muslim predominant province in Thailand’s restive South late last night. 

Thailand’s baht currency will definitely not appreciate to Bt27 against the US dollar, or Thailand will be plunged into a trade deficit and export debacle, according to the deputy prime minister/finance minister.

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry on Friday quashed allegations of corruption and gave a clean bill of correctness to the government’s rice trading activity during the last three years.

Thailand’s private sector has called on the police to refrain from arresting migrant workers who are in the process of applying for employment licenses before next month’s deadline.

BANGKOK, March 26 - Khun Yuam police superintendent was transferred from his post on Tuesday for failing to immediately reach the refugee camp which was on fire, resulting in 37 deaths last Friday.

BANGKOK, March 26 - Members of a drug smuggling ring comprised of ethnic Lisu hill people on Tuesday were arrested with drugs worth Bt600 million. 

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